Nothing Tricky About These Treats: Disney Foodie Spotlight

Pure yum.

The Grand Californian is becoming my favorite place to get sweet treats.  They serve delights you can’t find anywhere else, and they are always done so well. For the past couple of Christmases, they have been serving the world’s best gingerbread cookies among many other treats.  I kid you not.  Now, they’ve extended their baking delights to Halloween.  In the main lobby the Disneyland resort bakers have constructed a sweet treat with a bit of fright as Oogey Boogey from Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas towers over a pumpkin patch – all of which is made of edible goodness.  And directly to the right of this display is a small stand of sweets.  You must check these out.

Oogey Boogey is looking at you in this sugar built homage to a Disney Halloween

Location: The Grand Californian Hotel, Disneyland Resort
Type: Quick service
Specialty: Halloween treats – especially the Chocolate Chip Cookie Shot
Cost: $8 to $9 for most treats
Craig’s Favorite: I loved the shortbread cookie!  But didn’t get a chance to try the Chocolate Chip Cookie Shot

Just the name of their featured treat – the Chocolate Chip Cookie Shot – should clue you in on how serious these treats are!  For $8, you can choose from chocolate milk or 2% milk inside your edible cookie cup.  If you want to try something a little bit stronger, you can pay more ($14) for a shot of Grand Marnier, Bailey’s, or Rumchata.   Not sure if that would taste great in a chocolate chip cookie, but I’m sure people are trying it.

Cookie shots! What will they think of next?

I’ve always been a fan of cookies with icing, so when I saw the yummy shortbread cookies just sitting there waiting for me, I had to get one.  It was worth it.  It’s all a bit pricey at $9 for a shortbread cookie, but it is really good. Then of course they had the Mickey Whoopie Pie.  Wow.  This wasn’t just a regular whoopie pie.  I think it was made for a giant.  Because these things are huge!  Look at that icing!  Must be at least an inch thick.  They had lots of other good stuff to choose from, too and all of it looked amazing.  But you’d better get these quick.  I imagine they’ll disappear when Halloween Time is over.

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